Law + tech news round-up

The piracy #siteblock application commenced by the music industry had its first day in court; Pro Publica investigated data-driven “risk assessments” in the US criminal justice system, privacy concerns about this year’s census again made headlines, Paul Farrell reported that Federal police investigated an immigration detention whistleblower & sought access to his phone records, while a new analysis by Stanford researchers again highlighted the extraordinary power of telephone ‘metadata’  …  That’s just some of the recent law + tech news. Happy reading.

Law + tech news round-up

It’s the OAIC’s Privacy Awareness Week and the UN Privacy Rapporteur has challenged Australia to take a lead role in protecting fundamental freedoms like privacy.  ISPs and rights holders were back in court on 6 May and arguing over who should pay for site blocking.  A Queensland court banned a woman from social media for 6 months after posting nude photos of another woman. And in Japan, a 3D printing vagina kayak artist was found guilty of obscenity.  …  That’s just some of the recent law + tech news. Happy reading.

Law + tech news round-up

The Productivity Commission released its draft report on Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements last week. It included some significant proposals to reform copyright. Former High Court judge Michael Kirby called for urgent reform of privacy laws.   Turnbull abandoned the plan to abolish the OAIC, which includes the Privacy Commissioner.  Draft guidelines for using section 313 to block websites were (finally) released for comment.

And Peter Dutton’s staff learned all about the Streisand effect  …  That’s just some of the recent law + tech news. Happy reading.

Law + tech news round-up

There was much #cyber talk in the past week as the government released its Cyber Security Strategy; Allie Coyne reported that the government plans the introduction, but not passage, of the data breach notification bill before the election, the music industry has filed an application to block kickasss torrents in Australia, concerns continue to be raised over the privacy & security of census data, and auDA announced it will open up direct registrations in .au.  … That’s just some of the recent law + tech news. Happy reading.